Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Collages

Aside from a few backgrounds, these are all I've done in the way of collages:


I want to do more as they are really fun, there are some gorgeous papers out there, and I just came across an immensely inspiring artist known as Ryono. He or she does absolutely wonderful collages, for Vocaloid albums and videos among other things:


You can see more at his or her website.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketch copy- Caravaggio


Quick sketch copying The Stigmatization of St. Francis by Caravaggio.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Acorn Teacup complete


Remember this? Finally ink-painted it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Second Folkfanart


The second Merovingian-inspired Avatar the Last Airbender fanart is complete!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Something strange


I made a bottle charm pendant with two real preserved frog eyeball lenses sealed inside. Very weird, I know. But if you like weird, it's for sale here!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Folkfanart again


I'm working on the second in the series of Merovingian-inspired Avatar the Last Airbender fanart. Here it is with just the green and yellow ink (and some blue.)

Telephone dollstand


I made a doll stand from an old telephone! If you find it interesting, it's for sale here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

O Maria, stella maris


O Mary, star of the sea,
Loving like no other,
With your gentle eye
Deign to look on us.
Hurry, have mercy
On our shipwrecked age.

In this vale of tears
Nothing is sweet, nothing is dear,
Nothing can be trusted.
What can be safe
When not even Virtue's sail
Is sure to persevere?

The Flesh fights against us;
The World backs the flesh
Into our destruction.
The Enemy stands inside, infesting us,
Now in public, now secretly
Manifesting his madness.

And we sin, and we are punished,
And caught in many
Hunter's nets.
O Mary, mother of God,
After God, the height of hope,
You sweet refuge.

So many massive chains;
We don't have the strength to resist,
Not by power or industry.
Comforter of mourners,
Resuscitator of the dead,
Shatter Death's net!

As we try to praise you,
Listen to us, hear us out,
Free us from death.
You who sit, after Christ,
First among His co-heirs,
Number us with Christ.

Jesus, gentle and kind,
Whose name is a sign,
Sweet, health-bringing,
Give us the gift of salvation.
Since we are constructed damaged,
Give us overflowing gifts.

Father, Son, Comforter,
One God, one giver
Of sevenfold grace,
Only Your love
Can raise us, one Trinity,
From hoping to see
to seeing.

Amen.

-Adam of St. Victor.
Translation is my own (and it needs work!)

Have a good Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blood Oranges


The other day I went to a demonstration by a representative of the Gamblin paint company. Got some free samples, including a medium called Galkyd. It's got interesting and different working properties, but it doesn't smell nice. They're making all these substitutes for turpentine and damar, but they're from petroleum, so that's non-renewable... anyway, this fellow said one shouldn't use damar in a medium... but my teacher recommends it. And Gamblin makes a damar substitute, so the representative might be biased... In whatever case, learned a bunch of color theory and like I said, free samples!